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Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard are expecting a baby girl, but that's all they are revealing. The couple wants to keep their privacy and is not releasing any information about when their new daughter is due to arrive.
This will be the second child for the couple, who already have 5-year-old daughter Ramona. Much has been made of Gyllenhaal's growing belly, which has been quite noticeable as she attended several movie premieres.
"I find it difficult to pretend you're not pregnant, which I had to do," Gyllenhaal told USA Today. "I didn't let anyone know until three and a half months this time. I went to film festivals. I'm throwing up in the bathroom and having to keep pretzels in my purse, and having to fit into dresses."
Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard have been married since 2009, after dating for seven years. Daughter Ramona was born in 2006 and a member of the wedding party. They all live in Brooklyn, New York and are at work on various projects.
"I love living in New York," Gyllenhaal told the New York Post in 2007. "But the West Village became terrible. Paparazzi waiting for me, following me, 30 photographers camped outside the door. It's scary. Especially since I now have a baby."
"I have to hope Brooklyn will be quieter, safer. Look, I know I should just be grateful for all the good that's happened to me. And I am. But I'm also getting scared," she told the Post.
Now happily settled in Brooklyn, the family has maintained a relatively normal lifestyle. Gyllenhaal's last major film was a sequel to "Nanny McPhee," in 2010. She also had a part in an independent film titled "Hysteria." Since then she has taken to performing off-Broadway in a play depicting the lives of the Prozorov sisters.
Sarsgaard last appeared on in last year's "Green Lantern," and has worked alongside his wife in the off-Broadway production of "Three Sisters."
The couple has decided not to give away the due date, though, as they want to keep some things private.
"I hope [paparazzi] don't make an issue of it this time," she told USA Today. "I have to think about that stuff."